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Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off

Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off

Denard Span, who has three hits in 24 at-bats on the homestand, is getting a day off Wednesday. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)SAN FRANCISCO -- As expected, Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for the series finale Wednesday against the San Diego Padres as the right fielder continues to recover

Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off

SAN FRANCISCO -- As expected, Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for the series finale Wednesday against the San Diego Padres as the right fielder continues to recover from a sore hamstring. “He’s real close,” manager Bruce Bochy said… Continue Reading → The post Giants pregame notes: Hunter Pence still not in lineup; Denard Span gets a day off appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles May 12, 2016

What happened to Denard Span's power?

When the Giants signed him, they were probably expecting a little more pop Over the offseason, the Giants declined Nori Aoki's option and instead ended up signing Denard Span. And while Aoki's been awful this year, and the only reason I'm bringing him up is so you don't feel too bad about Span, Span has himself been a low-key not very good player. Giants fans everywhere have noticed that his defense hasn't been much better than average, and his hitting has been a disappointment.. Specifically, hitting-wise, he has shown absolutely no power after a career of thoroughly adequate power. What...
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SF Giants Minor Lines 5/11

Nothing but day games yesterday, though the sunshine is sometimes harsh. Mike Kickham walked away from baseball last summer because he wasn't enjoying the game anymore. Given a winter to think about it, he returned to his original organization this year and has been working in mostly middle relief for Richmond. It's undoubtedly been a tough spring for Mike as he has bounced back and forth from the taxi squad and had a few outings where he was hit hard. Knowing all of that, makes what I'm about to show you in some ways one of the saddest things I've ever seen on a baseball field. The game...
McCovey Chronicles May 5, 2016

The early returns on Denard Span aren't very exciting

But a look at the batted-ball stats suggests that it's fixable. We've played a month of baseball. Denard Span was signed to play at least 18 months of baseball, hopefully with some postseason months added on. We've seen five percent of Span's Giants career. Five percent into the Watchmen movie, I was sure it was going to be the greatest movie ever. Five percent into that sandwich I got once with a fingernail in it, I hadn't discovered it had a fingernail in it. Five percent into almost anything, you have very little idea of how the other 95 percent is going to go, good or bad. So this isn't...

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